DARPA Winner's Victory Lap To End At Smithsonian

The Volkswagen Touareg that was crowned as the first DARPA Grand Challenge winner in 2005 (the first challenge was in 2004, but no winners were crowned) is making a grand tour that will eventually lead the fully autonomous vehicle to the top dog of museums, the Smithsonian. The Touareg was nicknamed "Stanley" since… » 6/23/08 3:00pm 6/23/08 3:00pm

VW Jumps On Dirt Car Art Bandwagon With Touareg Ad

Volkswagen, always being one with the hip kids across the Internet, has jumped on one of the popular Internet trends from a couple years back: dirt car art. When "wash me" was too dull, artists like Scott Wade began taking the dirt-coated windows and creating some pretty spectacular designs and now Volkswagen has done… » 5/13/08 3:00pm 5/13/08 3:00pm

VW Touareg Red Bull Rally Truck Catches Huge Air In Spectacular Crash

We all know that the annual Paris to Dakar Rally was relocated this year due to the middle east being in a total state of chaos security concerns, but it seems that this team thought the race was changed to a Red Bull Flugtag event. The crash happened in Hungary when the Volkswagen nose-dived into the ground, hurtling… » 4/24/08 5:00pm 4/24/08 5:00pm

VW Touareg R50 Looking To Take On Porsche Cayenne?

Volkswagen just announced plans to release the new Touareg R50 — the third in VW's series of R-labeled vehicles — at the Australian Motor Show next week. We're told it'll come with a retuned V10 TDI capable of producing more than 313 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque. Although VW hasn't yet released specific power details,… » 10/04/07 8:15am 10/04/07 8:15am